RB Leipzig vs CS U Craiova Betting Tips
Thursday evening, RB Leipzig takes against CS Universitatea Craiova from Romania. Here, at my best conviction, I speak of a quite mediocre Romanian team, who are levels from Romania’s best manners, which again are levels from the Bundesliga subtop. This game depends on RB Leipzig running the Romans over and deciding things in the first match.
RB Leipzig does not easily take the Europa League. Last season, you played your way up to the quarterfinals, where you lost 5-3 on aggregate to the later finalists from Olympique Marseille. Also this year, the tournament has been taken seriously from the start.
In the final round of qualification, RB Leipzig smashed in the first show at home BK Häcken. 4-0 scored the final figures after a battle where the Swedes did not get a leg to the ground. Leipzig made the absolute strongest possible setup.
RB Leipzig will again try to determine everything in the first match and also make this show with the best 11 according to manager Rangnick. In view of the fighting against Häcken, that might even be even stronger. Since then, Timo Werner (ANG, fast), Emil Forsberg (Wing / Midt, fixed) and Yussuf Poulsen (ANG, fast / rotation) have returned from extended vacation while Marcel Sabitzer (Wing / Ang, Fast / Rotation) trained for a couple of weeks now following a shoulder injury.
However, the RB Leipzig offensive has by no means been harmless in Werner and Poulsen’s absence. Bruma (Wing / Ang, firm), Newcomer Matheus Cunha (Ang, unknown) and not least the wonderman Jean-Kévin Augustin have all been in the shoes.
CS Universitatea Craiova (from CSUC) has sold the team’s most dangerous player in Alexandru Baluta without immediately retrieving a replacement. That leaves the responsibility for the offensive on the shoulders of 22-year-old Alexandru Mitrita (Off, mid 15 and 4 assists in 37 matches last season) and 25-year-old Gustavo (Wing, 14th and 3 assist in 39 matches last season).
CSUC has disappointed in the first four matches of the season and in no way lived up to last season’s results. Two defeats and two points divisions have been made. Three times you have left the field without scoring. In the recent match, Mitrita scored both teams.
CSUC is by no means either Steaua Bucarest or Cluj. It ended as number 5 out of 14 in the Romanian league last year and is now entering the European League qualifying third round as winners of the Romanian Cup tournament.
Unlike RB Leipzig, who entered the Europa League qualification in the second-hand second round, the struggles against RB Leipzig will be CSUC’s first – and hopefully the only – European minutes this year.
It is not abnormal that the European League qualifiers are winning big victories. Of matches with a similar level difference from last round there are, for example, Steaua Bucarest – Rudar Valenje (4-0) and not least Sevilla – Ujpest (4-0).
Football Prediction of the Day RB Leipzig vs CS U Craiova
Where RB Leipzig first starts their Bundesliga season d. August 26, CSUC has already played three matches in the domestic league. Even though this has not been very good, CSUC players are in a different form than Germans are – even though Leipzig is already far into their preparations and has played a significant game.
What Rangnick coaches exactly means with “the 11 best” is of course hard to predict exactly. Will he use the match to play Werner, Poulsen, Sabitzer and newly bought Mukiele (see team news) in shape and in the team towards the ‘real’ season start? Or does he stand with those who already played heat in training matches and against Häcken. Yes, one must assume that CSUC is levels below Leipzig. But what can they really do? How well is the collective that they have to pay for, should they have a result from home from Germany – or just avoid getting the ears in the machine?
Must be without Konrad Laimer (Middle, Fast / Rotation) and Dayot Upamecano (Defense, Fast / Rotation). Both have been out most of the Christmas month. 20-year-old, newly acquired Nordi Mukiele (Defender, unknown) obtained in Montpellier is inversely ready for battle. In 20-year-old Marcelo Saracchi, Leipzig has picked up a new, exciting left back with lots of offensive qualities. Saracchi, picked up in the River Plate, has been on its way through.
CS Universitatea Craiova:
CSUC has sold Alexandru Baluta in the transfer window (24 years. Wing, fixed 17 goals and 6 assists last season across tournaments. Sold to Slavia Prague for € 2.39 million). Only reputable purchases are Florin Gardos (29 years). Central defense, fixed. Retrieved in Southampton, where he participated in 13 Premier League in the 14/15 season and since being a marginal player. From 13/14 the season has Champions League experience with Steaua Bucarest.
Bet Tips: RB Leipzig wins